Sunday, May 01, 2005

It's been awhile......

Wow, I almost forgot how to login and actually post on this damn thing, lol.

Hi to everybody out there on the info-tainment superhighway cruising by, it's been a couple o' weeks since I sat down and tippy-typed on the ol' keyboard, so bear with me.

Ever since Morgan was born, I have been in such a state of euphoria that nothing and I mean NOTHING has been able to piss me off (which is a great thing, believe me...the ten yr. old has tried) until I was cruising an IRC site and discovered that LOTS of people were leaving anti-American comments. Now, these are probably all youngsters (you know, teenagers that know everything) and so I kind of discount most of their blithering, but it does kinda get my hackles up.

You would just have to be some kind of fucking idiot not to recognize what the United States of America has done not just for the entire free world, but for the entire world PERIOD.

Yes, we have situations in our history that we aren't proud of, from the imposition of "manifest destiny" onto the American Indian, through slavery and the civil war, up through de-segregation and civil-rights, and a few other global "oopsies" like the Bay of Pigs invasion and Vietnam among others.

But what other country has done so much for the greater good of the world? France? Canada??

From WWI, through WWII, through the cold war years and the fall of communism (except for China and Cuba, gooooo team Castro!) and now through the NASA years (tip of the hat to the Russians for contributing as much as they have with such limited resources) and now the liberation of the Iraqi people. (By the way, where have all the anti-war protesters gone??? I swear Michael Moores face outta be on a milk carton by now).

I guess all I'm trying to say is that I'm feeling a little patriotic lately (more than usual, lol). Every time I look down at my beautiful little 3wk. old son, there is a swell of pride and a rush of thanks to Almighty God that my family and I live in this great country, free to live and think and speak as we please, within the limits of the peoples law.

So, if you're reading this and you're Canadian, I'm sorry. If you're reading this and you're French, you can put your arms down. If you're American and you're reading this, thank God.

Thank you.